Can't Get You Out Of My Thoughts

Album: It Goes Without Saying (2000)
Charted: 18

Songfacts®:

  • This was the second single released by British guitar-pop band Dum Dums and their best performing chart hit, peaking at #18 on the UK singles chart. The song was produced by Steve Power (Feeder, Robbie Williams, Babybird, Blur) and released on June 26, 2000.
  • Here's a couple of Songfacts given to us directly by the band's frontman and principle songwriter, Josh Doyle:

    Writer/Frontman Josh Doyle was going over the arrangement on acoustic guitar with producer Steve Power at Battery Studios when an unexpected guest popped his head in the door - Clash legend Joe Strummer. Later in the recording process Josh requested that the song be recorded again because "it wasn't punky enough." Coincidence? Steve Power compromised by recording just the end of the song with a heavier guitar sound, racking up an additional bill of 10,000 pounds!
  • The song was chosen by pop guru and chairman of the Eurovision committee Jonathan King as his pick for the UK Eurovision entry for 2000. In spite of a guarantee of reaching the top 5 for public vote, Dum Dums turned down the opportunity, deciding it was too much of a risk to their indie cred, which was also the reason in turning down the sold out Smash Hits tour later in the year. (See dumdums.com for more info)

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Desmond Child

Desmond ChildSongwriter Interviews

One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.

Guy Clark

Guy ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.

Intentionally Atrocious

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.